New high-speed and high-resolution imaging methods allow researchers to visualize neuronal activity in the brain on a scale that was previously unimaginable, University of California, Berkeley professor Na Ji discussed on Thursday.
Yasmin Hurd, director of the Mount Sinai Addiction Institute, deconstructed the neurobiology behind addiction disorders and presented new approaches for treatment of such diseases in a Thursday lecture.
As a part of its initiative to further research in biology, chemistry and material sciences, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory unveiled one of the world’s most advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facilities in April.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
In a collaboration with other institutions, researchers from Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) have created the first 3D movie of a virus attacking a healthy cell. The movie is part of an initiative to use algorithms to visualize infections.
For the first time, Stanford researchers have created a protein transporter simulation of sugar molecules across cell membranes, providing insight into the development of neurotransmitter drugs for treatment of psychiatric disorders like depression.